Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Te'Von Coney

Inside LineBacker
School: Notre Dame | Conference: Ind
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.0 / 234 | 40: 4.75 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.75
Projected Round
3rd
Pos: 
Smart, instinctive linebacker with a tremendous head for the game. Patient, does not bite on ball fakes and plays within the system. Quick to read and diagnose, efficient and takes proper angles to the action. Flies around the field to make plays and is a terrific open-field tackler. Gets depth on pass drops and shows ability in zone coverage. Fluidly changes direction, effectively uses his hands and nicely redirects to the ball carrier.
Neg: 
Lacks athleticism for the next level and makes plays more with his head than his physical ability. Does not show great pursuit speed. Lacks the size to stack against the run at the next level. Arrested for marijuana possession in August 2016.
Analysis: 
Coney is a heady linebacker who sees plays before they unfold and finds a way to get to the spot to make the tackle. He reminds me of former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o in many ways, as Coney is a tough, intelligent defender and a better football player than athlete.